Sick of your boring old natural human skin? Well now you don’t have to have that stupid biological stuff anymore because researchers from RIKEN University and Tokyo University in Japan just announced that they have created the first lab-grown skin that has hair follicles and sweat glands.
Biologist at RIKEN in Tokyo, Takashi… More »
What a rare example of love in action. More »
Even at five tiers, safety still seems like a tall order here. More »
“I’m going to try and kiss girls I’ve never met before using this translation device, ili.” More »
This is one way of looking at it. More »
In Tokyo, some Anti-Christmas protesters calling themselves “Losers with Women” thought it was a worthy cause enough to march through a busy shopping district in Tokyo on Saturday, bashing the Christian holiday as an evil capitalist ploy that discriminates against single men. Wait.
One of the protestors said:
“In this world,… More »
Have you ever been in the middle of making a sandwich and stopped to think, “Wow, what this really needs is some thinly sliced chocolate?” More »
Have you ever found yourself awake at night wishing a verified cutie would cuddle you to sleep and listen to all your problems? More »
Earlier this week, commuters on the Shuttle train between Times Square and Grand Central in Manhattan were stunned to discover subway cars plastered with symbols from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. No, Donald Trump hadn’t come up with some new marketing strategy for his presidential campaign — but the MTA had agreed to an advertising campaign for… More »
If you needed a reason to movie to Japan, here is one among so many others. A new cafe has opened up that is 100% My Little Pony themed but NOT all brony-like, I assure you.
Today in international good news for women: Greece has sworn in its first female prime minister, and Japan is requiring businesses to set goals to hire more female executives.
Vassiliki Thanou, the head of Greece’s Supreme Court, was sworn in as interim prime minister after Alexis Tspiras was forced to resign last week.… More »
Warning: If you are PMSing, do not watch this unless you are ready to impulsively buy a plane ticket to Tokyo like I almost did for the sole purpose of eating all of these Kit Kats.
In stupid America, we only get one flavor: chocolate. Yes there are white and milk chocolate bars,… More »
All hail our cat goddess!
Japanese cat idol, Tama, was a stationmaster cat (natch) who attracted tourists and became world-famous, contributing to the rejuvenation of the struggling railway company Wakayama Electric Railway. Sources say she also helped significantly boost the struggling local economy surrounding the Kishi Station in western Japan.
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Cats on cats on cats. More »
File this under “things the elderly get that I want now in my 30s.” The “Robear” designed by Japanese robotics company RIKEN is primarily designed to lift elderly patients out of bed and into wheelchairs, taking off the strenuous burden that normally rests on human caregivers. Japan is expecting a large elderly population in the… More »
This gorgeous timelapse video of the clouds over Tokyo will make you want to drop everything and hop on a flight to Japan. Filmmaker Darwinfish105 put the short together over the course of this spring and summer using four different cameras and then paired it with the song “Her Breath” by Arizono Kazuhiro. The end result… More »
When I was a girl, if you wanted to grow bigger breasts you either did those exercises Judy Blume wrote about in Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret (“I must, I must, I must increase my bust!”) or you went on the birth control pill. Now, a “Japanese YouTube star” named Ryoko… More »
From Bagelheads to period blood chocolate, Japan really knows how to start a trend. The latest Japanese trend you can really sink your teeth into is the rise of the unlikely sex symbol, the “sausage bread boy.”
Named after the popular Japanese snack, a hot dog baked in pastry dough, these men, who… More »